There are several reasons why a motorcycle rider might want to change his foot pegs or in other words, toe clips. Some of the more common reasons include:
Wear: They can wear out over time due to frequent use of the motorcycle, they can become slippery or unsightly.
Comfort: Originally they may not offer good support or a comfortable position for the driver's feet, it is then possible to change to more ergonomic footrests for a better driving position
Customization: Some motorcycle riders may wish to change the foot pegs for aesthetic reasons or to personalize their motorcycle. They come in different sizes, materials and designs which can be selected to match the style of the bike and personal taste.
Performance: Aftermarket foot pegs can offer performance upgrades for sport riders looking to improve grip and riding position for better handling
In general, it is important to regularly check their condition and replace them if necessary to ensure proper operation and optimum safety of the motorcycle.
How to change motorcycle foot pegs?
Here are the general steps for changing the footpegs on a motorcycle:
Buy new footpegs: Make sure you buy footpegs that are compatible with your motorcycle model and check them to make sure they are complete and in good condition.
Prepare the necessary tools: To change them you will need a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench or pliers and a clean cloth.
Raise the motorcycle: It is best to raise the motorcycle to have easy access to the footrests.
Unscrew the stock footpegs: Use the screwdriver or adjustable wrench to unscrew the stock footpegs. You may also need to remove a clip using the pliers provided for this purpose. Please note that a return spring is often present on the motorcycle footrests. We recommend that you take a photo before disassembly in order to remember the meaning.
Fit the new toe clips: Place the new ones in place and secure with the screws or bolts provided. Make sure they are secure and aligned correctly.
Test the bike: Test the bike in static to make sure they are installed correctly and working as expected.
It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for your motorcycle and to check the settings of the base to avoid any damage or risk of accident. It's also best to seek the help of an experienced mechanic if you're unsure how to change the foot pegs properly.
Now that you know everything, you will find our selection of custom motorcycle foot pegs: